Survivorship Education

To advocate and promote excellent care for cancer survivors, we have provided links to easily-accessible, free online survivorship resources, information and educational opportunities offering toolkits, and some current CE and CME credits for the entire healthcare team. Although we have sorted these by discipline, any individual can benefit from these educational links.

Opportunities for Primary Care Providers 

Cancer Survivorship in Primary Care

A comprehensive website compiled by medical cancer professionals to enhance the non-oncology care provider’s knowledge and skills, enabling them to be better prepared to care for cancer survivors. This site provides links to evidence-based treatment guidelines, survivorship guidelines, clinical information, research, clinical trials, general cancer information, articles, courses, and educational opportunities to expand the knowledge of cancer survivorship care. This is a great resource to bookmark or park on your desktop.

George Washington Cancer Institute (GWCI) Cancer – Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers

A free continuing education program that provides an e-learning forum to educate primary care providers as well as anyone who is working within a patient’s cancer care team – nurses, advanced practice providers, and social workers. It is specifically formatted to provide a better understanding of the care of survivors in a primary care setting. The objective is to increase primary care awareness of the ongoing needs of cancer survivors and enhance the provider’s ability to provide follow-up care. The program provides CME credit for physicians and advanced practice providers, and CE credit for nurses and social workers.

National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center Toolkit – Implementing Clinical Practice Guidelines for Cancer Survivorship Care

This toolkit provides resources to help implement the American Cancer Society cancer survivorship care guidelines for colorectal, head and neck, and prostate cancers and the American Cancer Society/American Society of Clinical Oncology cancer survivorship care guideline for breast cancer. Additional information on training opportunities is included for primary care providers, as well as patient materials to help activate cancer survivors to be full participants in their survivorship care.

University of MD Anderson – Cancer Survivorship Algorithms

These survivorship algorithms for all cancers have been created by MD Anderson to help primary care doctors follow best practices in the post-treatment care of cancer survivors.

CancerCare – 2016 Patient Access and Engagement Report

This is an excellent report that provides insight into the aspects of patients’ cancer journey experiences. It gives a good overview about the physical, emotional, and financial toll cancer has on its survivors.

Fertility Issues in Cancer Survivorship

unnamedAlthough survival has dramatically improved, the late and long-term effects from therapy can result in impaired fertility. There have been significant improvements, however, in oncofertility choices. This Wiley Health ACS- sponsored article was written to aid in pre- and post-treatment fertility preservation counseling, and strategies to help decrease the risks to reproductive and sexual health. CA Cancer J Clin 2014;64:118-134

Opportunities Specific to Rehabilitation 

Cancer Recovery and Rehabilitation

This segment is one of many modules offered through the Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers sponsored by the George Washington University Cancer Institute. The learning objectives include understanding the role and importance of rehabilitation post-treatment, understanding spirituality during recovery, and identifying interventions to assist in the physical, emotional, and spiritual recovery of cancer survivors. Free CE and CME credits are offered with this series.

Impairment-Driven Cancer Rehabilitation: An Essential Component of Quality Care and Survivorship

unnamedA Wiley online educational activity sponsored by the American Cancer Society. The educational objectives include understanding the physical impairments that can occur as a result of cancer and its treatment, and  understanding the outcomes from rehabilitative interventions occurring before, during, and after treatment. CA Cancer J Clin 2013;63:295-317